Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Prof. Fortson's LEGL 487 students present a simulated trial before Alaska Superior Court Judge Sen Tan (Ret.)

Students pose for a photo with Judge Tan and Prof. Fortson prior to the opening of the simulated trial. L to r: Mya Johnson, Jennifer Ham, Madeline Rafferty, Judge Tan, Prof. Fortson, Taylor Lane, Josie Davis, and Sondra Smith.
Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Ph.D., Justice Center Legal Studies faculty, held a simulated trial in his Legal 487 - Trial and Advanced Litigation Processes course in October.

Students prepared arguments for a hypothetical case. They examined and cross-examined witnesses, and gave opening statements and closing arguments before Alaska Superior Court Judge Sen Tan (Ret.).  Judge Tan rendered a decision after the case was presented.